are you going to do it yourself or get a paint shop to do it? my gixxer has all rashed plastics and i'm getting a new set, but in the mean time just for the hell of it i'm sanding them all down and gonna see what i can do with a home made spray paint can job, i've seen some people get decent results and it should be fun i like experimenting and doing stuff myself... but since i'm getting new body work anyways that kinda gives me more freedom to work and not care if i fuck up... i'd say go with a solid color to save money, i've seen some very nice looking all silver CBR's
If you don't mind taking it all apart yourself, I'd strip the bike completely, take all the plastics off(take the signals and extra toys off), and tank and do a little wet sanding to prep them, then take them down to a paint shop, and you can get a decent squirting for $300-500. Then strip the motor and all the other guts out and go get an aluminum polishing kit and polish your frame and swing arm nice dark paint job(like black cherry, or any darker shade) with a polished frame and swing arm is gorgeous.
or you can go with an apeshit paint job, just some bikes I found online.
95 Impreza L Coupe
EJ257 with Cosworth guts and 8k redline (soft at 7800 F/C at 8k)
Cosworth toys in the heads (good for 8500 rpm, but the block won't handle it)
GT30R .83(soon to be twinscroll 3076)
PPG Straight cut dog 1-4
Tons of other crap
2385lbs without driver
Cage currently being worked on.
Previous Rides: 500+whp 05 WRX Wagon, 07 335i, 07 Duci 1098S, got divorced and ended up with the slowccord and a foot in the rear.
i have thought about polishing the frame, but i think on my bike, not enough of it shows with all the fairings on for it to be worth while.
i have a friend who can do unbelievable things with an air brush. he can paint like a mother fucker. i am gonna have him do it. i have already sanded down most of the plastic, and am just waiting for the idea to come to me as to how to paint it.
thanx for the replys, keep em coming if yall have more input to help me out
95 Civic EX
Mugen front lip
Shaved side moldings
15" Rota C8's
Alpine Indash dvd/lcd
2 12" Rockford HE's
Rockford 300S Amp
Hey if I had a bike and i took all the steps to painting it except used a krylon spray can all black no stickers or nothing just solid black and while it is down polish the frame and all other parts. Would the bike look close enough to having a real paint job cause I wanna see it all black before I actually paid to get it done professionally.
Originally posted by Si2See Hey if I had a bike and i took all the steps to painting it except used a krylon spray can all black no stickers or nothing just solid black and while it is down polish the frame and all other parts. Would the bike look close enough to having a real paint job cause I wanna see it all black before I actually paid to get it done professionally.
it depends... its all about the quality and time put into the prep work, if you wanna get a awesome paint job out of a can its gonna take a TON of careful and thorough prepping and careful painting... if you get a F2 or F3 theres not much sense in polishing the frame since the fairings cover it all up, and its a real pain in the ass to do yourself
I am hoping to get an f4 thats what I want like a 99 f4 or 2000. Would it be pointless then? And see I have a buddy of mine in hopewell who can polish and do everything for me he did all his own. Then I have a guy who is gonna paint my bike for me dirt dirt cheap like basically for free I just buy the paint and real paint not in a can. He doesnt do bad he hasnt ever painted a car or anything yet but he painted a frame or a bicycle for me gsr blurple color and it came out sweet. The main thing is take my time and do the prep work I guess the same guy who polishes is gonna help me with that. I want my bike a really shiny solid black before I even ride it pretty much thats why I am asking all of this now so thats why I want a lot of polished stuff cause all black with a lot of polished looks so good imo. Thanks
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